HWC Ten Years Later: Successes and Shortcomings of Approaches to Global Snow Leopard Conservation

  title={HWC Ten Years Later: Successes and Shortcomings of Approaches to Global Snow Leopard Conservation},
  author={Rodney Jackson},
  journal={Human Dimensions of Wildlife},
  pages={310 - 316}
  • R. Jackson
  • Published 19 May 2015
  • Environmental Science
  • Human Dimensions of Wildlife
Over the past decade important advances have been made toward addressing human–wildlife conflict associated with the endangered snow leopard (Panthera uncia). Engaging and motivating stakeholders through more participatory protocols remains a vital ingredient toward the design, implementation, and of monitoring robust, long-lasting, and locally adapted solutions that stress the community’s collective and positive visions for the change. Co-existence with this predator can be best achieved by… 

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